Scott & Bailey star Suranne Jones to play lead role in new BBC ghost story!

Suranne Jones, who of course currently stars in police drama Scott & Bailey, and who formerly starred in Coronation Street, has landed the lead role in a “modern ghost story” entitled, The Secret of Crickley Hall.

To air on the BBC, the spooky new drama has cast Suranne as Eve Caleigh, who moves into Crickley Hall with her husband Gabe (Tom Ellis) a year after the disappearance of their young son.

At first, Crickley Hall seems idyllic, set in picturesque grounds and with a certain tranquility, however, when the cellar door opens and closes of its own accord, and the desperate cries of children echo through the house at night, it becomes clear there’s more to Crickley than anyone could have suspected.

So, terrified by the goings on in the house, Eve and Gabe decide to leave, however, just as they’re about to leave the house, Eva hears her missing son’s voice, and she vows to remain at Crickley until she finds him…

As we’ll see, time then takes on a life of its own, switching between the here and now and wartime England as Eve and Gabe must try to unlock the mystery of how Crickley Hall is connected to their son’s disappearance.

Speaking to What’s On TV about her role in the drama, Suranne said, “The Secret of Crickley Hall is a classic haunted house spine chiller with an emotional family story at its heart.”

To be aired in three parts ghost story – in October of this year – The Secret of Crickley Hall has been adapted from the novel of the same name by bestselling author James Herbert.

Filming is expected to start in Manchester later this month, and Suranne and Tom will be joined on the cast by Primeval star Douglas Henshall, Wallander’s David Warner and Sarah Smart, Iain De Caestecker of The Fades, and Donald Sumpter, who starred in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Game of Thrones.

I can’t wait to see this! I love a good ghost story, do you?

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Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, I'm A Celeb and Big Brother.